Dr. Wanglin YAN is a professor, Faculty of Environmental Information Studies, Head of Program for Environmental Innovators, former Vice Dean of Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Japan. He graduated at Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping and received the Ph.D. degree at the Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. His research fields cover Geo-informatics for urban and regional planning, Sustainable Development, Resilient Cities etc. Dr. Yan is a board member of Geographic Information System Association, and scientific committee member of Geographic Survey Institute of Japan.
Yan's expertise is spatial analysis, urban thermal environment, community-based renewables, resilient planning and design in post-disaster reconstruction. He is the international consortium leader of the Project “the Moveable Nexus: Design-led Urban Food-Energy-Water Management Innovation in New Condition of Cities”, granted by Belmont Forum on Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative–Food-Water-Energy Nexus.